"Sadler's Wells Ballet Programme" 1949 w/ Cecil Beaton Cover

[52] pp.


11.75" x 9"

Cover by Cecil Beaton featuring Margot Fonteyn

w/ programme laid-in


The souvenir programme for the debut performance of the Sadler's Wells Ballet in America. The visit took place in 1949 when the company was under the direction of Ninette de Valois, Frederick Ashton, and Constant Lambert, and before it was granted its Royal Charter (then becoming the Royal Ballet). The programme features a striking cover design by Cecil Beaton. Images and details of the ballets performed are given, including The Sleeping Beauty, Façade, Apparitions, Hamlet, Miracle in the Gorbals, The Rake's Progress, Cinderella, Job, A Wedding Bouquet, Checkmate and Swan Lake. Portraits of the ballet stars include those by Paul Tanqueray, Angus McBean, and Baron.

*dampstaining to bottom pages*

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